Jonas nodded. He could remember the Boston Terrier I believe in Santa Paws Christmas sweater Decembers back to When he had become, well, probably a Four. The earlier ones were lost to him. But he observed them each year, and he remembered Lily’s earliest Decembers. He remembered when his family received Lily, the day she was named, the day that she had become a One.
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The Ceremony for the Ones was always noisy and fun. Each December, all the new children born in the Boston Terrier I believe in Santa Paws Christmas sweater previous year turned One. One at a time—there were always fifty in each year’s group if none had been released—they had been brought to the stage by the Nurturers who had cared for them since birth. Some were already walking, wobbly on their unsteady legs; others were no more than a few days old, wrapped in blankets, held by their Nurturers. I enjoy the Naming, Jonas said. His mother agreed, smiling. The year we got Lily, we knew, of course, that we’d receive our female because we’d made our application and been approved. But I’d been wondering and wondering what her name would be. I could have sneaked a look at the list prior to the ceremony, Father confided. The committee always makes the list in advance, and it’s right there in the office at the Nurturing Center.